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Difference incremental vs absolute encoders thumbnail image

What exactly is the difference between incremental and absolute encoders? Both can be used to measure distance, speed, acceleration and position of a mechanical system. The key difference is what happens if that system has a loss of power.   Read More »


Published 5/2/2021 in Blog

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Small rotary encoders are a big thing these days. Our E16, E4T and E8T optical encoders provide digital quadrature feedback for high volume, restricted space applications.   Read More »


Published 4/21/2021 in Blog

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When it comes to encoder size, there are a few things to keep in mind: the overall dimensions of the encoder housing, the bolt circle and shaft/bore size. In this post, we’ll go over each item in detail to help you make the right decision.   Read More »


Published 4/6/2021 in Blog

What is  an Encoder thumbnail image

In this post we’ll cover some of encoder basics so you can leave with a better understanding of what an encoder is and what it does.   Read More »


Published 3/22/2021 in Blog

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In our latest “Fascinating Tales of Imagination & Ingenuity in Automation” video, you’ll see what happens when our core principles of insourcing processes and continuous improvement collide.   Read More »


Published 12/10/2020 in Blog

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When our engineering team looked for opportunities to improve processes in our injecting molding department, they set their sights on creating a machine vision system to automate the manufacturing of a key component.   Read More »


Published 10/13/2020 in Blog

Customer Spotlight: Hydrow Rower Optical Encoder thumbnail image

Our encoders are used in a variety of fields – everything from manufacturing automation, aerospace, textile manufacturing, solar power to exercise equipment. In this post we’re excited to put the spotlight on Hydrow which is revolutionizing the rowing machine.   Read More »


Published 9/9/2020 in Blog

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Most companies will tell you that they have a stellar customer service team, but we are confident we can actually back up that claim. That’s because one of our core beliefs is that we are here to help our customers succeed.   Read More »


Published 8/11/2020 in Blog

We use automation to create new opportunities thumbnail image

You may have seen reports from MIT researchers that say that – on average – each robot added to manufacturing replaced 3.3 workers nationally and lowered wages. While we can’t speak for other industries or manufacturers, we can say that automation and robotics enhance the jobs of our employees and lead to more, sustainable jobs in the long run.   Read More »


Published 7/8/2020 in Blog

What is Quadrature Incremental Encoders thumbnail image

Looking to track direction of motion or want to squeeze a few extra counts out of your encoder? You’re going to want to know about quadrature.   Read More »


Published 5/6/2020 in Blog

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